Armed Forces Commissioning Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8c

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Armed Forces Health Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 8c
fixed term until 31/03/19
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Bewley House
£56,665 - £69,168 per annum
28/02/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Armed Forces Health commissioning team on a fixed term basis until 31/03/2019. The single Armed Forces Health commissioning team operates on an England wide basis from four sites; this post will be based in the South West North team.

The Armed Forces health commissioning team is responsible for ensuring that NHS England commissions health services to meet the needs of the Armed Forces in England and we work closely with the Ministry of Defence and other key stakeholders in the third sector to support this. The team also commissions some bespoke mental health services for veterans and works with CCGs to ensure the effective commissioning and delivery of care for veterans across England.

We are looking for someone with significant experience in commissioning. You will possess excellent stakeholder management skills and have a demonstrable experience of assurance. The portfolio requires an ability to meet both regular and challenging deadlines. You will be a dynamic individual able to positively influence at all levels in the absence of direct line management control.



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Further details / informal visits contact

Alison Treadgold - Head of Armed Forces Health 0113 825 5499